Arterial spiders - Definition

March 2018


Arterial spiders are red or purplish cutaneous lesions often in the form of a spider, hence their name. It's a benign lesion, non-cancerous, generally localized on the face or the extremities. Arterial spiders can appear during the course of pregnancies or digestive disorders, but especially during liver disorders. Apart from the treatment of the cause, if it is found, the main treatment, more esthetically oriented, consists of coagulating the vessels with an electric scalpel. Laser and cutaneous scarring can also sometimes be used.
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